Concept Cartoon is a new approach to teaching, learning and assessment in science. Concept Cartoons were first developed and created by Brenda Keogh and Stuart Naylor in 1991. Concept Cartoons feature cartoon-style drawings showing different characters arguing about an everyday situation. They are designed to intrigue, to provoke to encourage discussion, and to stimulate scientific thinking. The problems or questions posed may not have a single «right answer».
The characters in the Concept Cartoons offer the students a role model they can identify with and that they can choose to discuss freely. It does not become too personal what the student expresses about the concept. The cartoons can be used with pupils from 6 to 14.
Concept Cartoons can be an introduction to a more practical and hands-on experiment or just a discussion in class.